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Meeting No. 30

Thursday, May 15, 2003

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food met at 11:13 a.m. this day, in Room 308, West Block, the Chair, Paul Steckle, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: David L. Anderson, Claude Duplain, Howard Hilstrom, John Maloney, Louis Plamondon, Paul Steckle and Rose-Marie Ur.

Acting Members present: Svend Robinson and Judy Wasylycia-Leis for Dick Proctor.

In attendance: From the Library of Parliament: Jean-Denis Fréchette, analyst.

Witnesses: From the Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Peter Brackenridge, Vice-President, Operations; Brian Evans, Acting Vice-President, Programs; Rob Dufresne, Acting Executive Director, Financial Services; Kristine Stolarik, Acting Executive Director, Liaison, Preparedness and Policy Coordination.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Committee proceeded to the consideration of the Main Estimates 2003-2004, Votes 30 and 35, and Report on Plans and Priorities under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD.

Peter Brackenridge made an opening statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

At 1:03 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Bibiane Ouellette

Clerk of the Committee